Posted May 20, 2020 by DIY Doctor – Working in logical order will help you land a professional paint job when painting casement windows. If you have Upvc windows you don’t need to paint them, but wooden windows do need to be painted periodically to protect them from This guide assumes you know how to prepare woodworking for painting, but there are plenty of helpful guides in our main project section if you need more help . Correct arrangement of painting a casement window, step-by-step guide to painting a wooden casement window This sequence of paint is applied to every layer of paint you apply, don’t forget sanding and cleaning between each layer of paint, remove all window furniture. Make sure everything you use to stand up to reach the upper parts of your window is safe and secure (see our project on using ladders safely) Choose a good quality brush around 12 to 25 mm (½ – 1 inch). See Paintbrush Project Types for instructions. Do not load too much paint on the brush so you are in control of the paint, even a large window will not use a lot of paint so flip some paint in a small paint kettle with a handle which will make it a lot easier always paint the opening sections in any window first: open All windows and find a way to secure open boxes in place. This can be done quite easily by sticking a small piece of wood to the underside of the opening sash and the other end to the underside of the threshold or embankment. First paint the bars and pillars of the open windows in the order shown in the numbered diagram above (1-4). Paint the adjacent areas. For glass first, then paint the opposite side, and finally paint the face that appears when the window is closed, paint any glass bars by painting the left side of each vertical strip, then the right side of each vertical column. Tape (if you are working with your right hand left to right – if you are left-handed, paint the left side first followed by the right) Work from top to bottom on any horizontal glass bars, then paint the window frame, using the same arrangement mentioned above. Paint the vertical bars last.Paint the outer frame and threshold.Let the paint dry for at least as long as the paint manufacturer recommends before sealing the windows to avoid windows sticking and damaging the paint. The times you have to note any allowance for the conditions in which you are painting, if you create any paint stains or wobble lines, you can use a window scraper like the one below, to clean any unwanted paint from the glass. See our sash windows project for instructions on how to do this effectively and precisely. Window Scraper for Removing Dry Paint from Glass, Glass, and Window Frames – Find Scrapers at the DIY Superstore Store This simple step-by-step guide helps you get the best results by drawing in a logical order if you are really confident in your woodworking painting process, but if you’re not sure How and why to paint casement windows, see the full project on how to paint a casement window here for more instructions on how often to paint windows and whether to use primer and liner.